The health of a community is dependent on the safety of its residents and visitors. Safe neighborhoods and communities promote neighborhood connections, housing stability, and an area's business climate and economic future.­­­­­­­­ We track data on crime rate and traffic injuries and deaths to better understand public safety in Minnesota’s neighborhoods and communities.

Keeping Minnesotans safe

Fast facts


serious crimes per 100,000 residents

This is the lowest serious crime rate since at least 1990. The most common serious crime committed in Minnesota is theft, which is five times more prevalent than the next most serious crime, burglary.


traffic injuries and deaths per 100,000 residents

Minnesota’s rate represents a 20-year low in traffic injuries and deaths. Nationally, the rate is 772 traffic injuries and deaths per 100,000 residents.


lowest rate of traffic fatalities in the U.S.

Minnesota has one of the lowest rates of traffic death in the nation, surpassed only by New York, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and New Jersey.